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Small museum comprised of a set of historic farm cottages and crofts on a wonderful location ovelooking the sea at Kilmuir. 

The museum founded in 1965 maintains a small "settlement" of croft style houses with interiors designed to display the typical life and living conditions of Skye's inhabitants in the past. Well worth a visit even if just to stop. These houses were once the typical houses of the area but have now largely disappeared

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Travel Directions to The Skye Museum of Island Life

From Portree, the museum can be reached; (a) via the east coast road to Staffin (A855). Passing below the imposing Quiraing Hills, you follow the coast to Flodigarry and Duntulm. Here stand the ruins of Duntulm Castle, for centuries the residence of the MacDonalds – Lords of the Isles. The museum is two miles south of Duntulm; or (b) taking the road west from Portree you drive north via Borve and Kensaleyre to Uig on the A87. From Uig you continue north to Kilmuir via the coast road with its marvellous views of the Minch and Outer Hebrides. The museum is about six miles north of Uig on the A855

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  • Flora Macdonald Grave

    The story of Flora Macdonald is well known and her courageous support for Bonnie Prince Charlie. She is buried in Kilmuir Cemetary with a cross as a monument. A lovely location with the sea in the distance. Johnson's epitaph remains as moving as ever.
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Modification Date Tuesday, 03 April 2012